originally by: WSVN-TV
published: 11 February 2012
Political activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were among more than a hundred activists who attended a remembrance dinner for a South Florida teen shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman.
Jamie Foxx and Cedric the Entertainer also attended the star-studded event at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel Sunday night in honor of Martin, who would have turned 18 that day.
On Saturday, the community joined together for a walk to remember Martin.
Saturday morning was a time for loved ones and supporters to walk for peace. “We just want to let people know,” said Sybrina Fulton, “the community, the children, to know that they have a right to walk in peace. They have a right to walk without anybody following them. They have a right to walk without anybody causing any harm to them or killing them.”
It has almost been a year since the 17-year-old was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has claimed it was self-defense. Martin’s family called it racial profiling.
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